A123 Systems, Inc. Associate Program Manager in Livonia, Michigan


Position Overview

Responsible for defining / managing the technical, timing, financials, risk analysis, and staffing elements of the project while supporting interface with customer and the cross functional internal teams.


  • Manage inputs into the NBO quoting process with a focus on:

  • Program risk analysis

  • Operational expense budget

  • Staffing and resources

  • Program timing

  • Assessment of other key deliverables from Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and Quality

  • Lead APQP Phase Gate 0 kick off meeting for program wins to the company organization

  • Preparation of deliverables ahead of kick off

  • Handoff to HV and LV Program Manager

  • Create feedback loop of lessons learned from subsequent Phased Gate reviews to NBO process

  • Regular interface with NBO teams in China and Europe, travel may be required


The position requires:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • High Energy / Flexible / Adaptable / Dynamic / “can-do” attitude

  • Strong technical background with focus on electrical / mechanical / software integration

  • Proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving

  • Strong Business / financial acumen

  • Familiarity with Automotive Development Processes / APQP process

  • Ability to thrive within a rapidly changing / growing matrix organization

  • Experience in developing and installing process disciplines


  • BSME/EE required

  • 3+ yrs at Automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier

  • Program or Project Management experience preferred but not required

  • Technical Experience Desired: High Tech Start-up / Hybrid Electric Vehicles / Alternative Energy / Batteries

ID 2016-1349

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Job Locations US-MI-Livonia

Posted Date 10/18/2016

Category Engineering